Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
held a hearing on fema's response to hurricane sandy. senators from new york, rhode island, connecticut and delaware testified before the committee on the challenges their constituents face in the aftermath of the storm and what's needed to move forward. >> good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us for this very important hearing on the response and recovery and the challenges before us to superstorm san joaquin. -- with sandy. we're here today to evaluate the response and recovery effortings in the aftermath of hurricane sandy which struck the northeastern united states on october 29, as the largest-sized storm system in u.s. history. hurricane sandy claimed the lives of more than 120 americans, destroying over 340,000 homes. and over 2 hub,000 businesses and leaving more than 8.5 million families without power, heat or running water for weeks. and i understand in a few neighborhoods and in a few buildings in new york and new jersey that still is the case. the scale of this disaster has created significant housing and transportation challenges and a successful recovery will requ
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around sandy, right? sandy hit, you have this enormous cost associated with it. he goes as governor and says i'm going to partner with the federal government to address the needs of my people in a disaster. well, hello, governor. health care is also a disaster. >> for two years in the two-year time frame, three years that the states have had to review implementing the health insurance exchanges, there's been plenty of time to put that information together. after all, there are plenty of states that have done that. i think what has happened, this becomes another way to litigate the affordable care act only the parties are already done. and the american people are done. >> ship is sailing. >> right. >> i think you know, if the president waited two years to implement sandy relief, governor christie would be really annoyed. he needs to get on with it. 100%, i think, of the cost of the medicaid expansion is borne by the federal government. >>eer going to come to this issue of medicaid on this issue. we'll bring you back and kenji we'll talk about this when we come bab. back. [ male annou
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to help out with sandy recovery. many of those jobs last longer than what ups can offer. experts say that that's also part of the problem, but the fact that people want to hold out for more permanent better paying jobs, but, susan, one other thing here, the issue of filling positions isn't just in lower paying fields. there's currently a big skilled worker shortage, but one consulting group says it's not that there's not workers out there. it's that companies, they're being too selective about who they hire, and they don't pay competitive wages, suzanne. >> wow. complicated picture there, but yol a lot of people still out of work. some companies can't fill positions. thank you. appreciate it. >>> they're smart, right? they're playful? very intelligent. why would someone want to kill dolphins? we are searching for a killer. e just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently.